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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Goodwill Industries, a non-profit agency which trains disabled people, has opened its first Carroll store in the 140 Village Shopping Center.Occupying a center space left vacant by a movie theater, the facility has been collecting donations and selling the refurbished goods to the public since Sept. 9."People have been beating to get in the door," said John Brown, executive director for Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc.For example, after only two weeks, the store is already becoming self-sufficient, paying rent and salaries from the items sold, Mr. Brown said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
A homeless woman died in a fire outside a Westminster thrift store early Tuesday morning, according to the office of Maryland state fire marshal. The woman, who has not been identified, was found by firefighters behind The Spare Room at 28 West Main St. in Westminster, officials said. The thrift store is operated by the Westminster Rescue Mission. The Westminster Fire Department was called to the one-alarm fire at 1:49 a.m. when they located the remains of a body and clothing effects burning.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1998
An expansion planned last year for Martin's Food Store in Westminster will be built by the new owner, a 17-store Baltimore City chain.Metro Food Market received approval from the city planning commission yesterday for an addition that will increase the size of the store in the 140 Village Shopping Center by two-thirds.Metro bought the Martin's supermarket in the wake of the $2.7 billion acquisition of Landover-based Giant Food Inc. by the Dutch company Royal Ahold NV. The deal was completed Oct. 20.Royal Ahold, which owned Martin's, sold 10 stores to win Federal Trade Commission approval of the purchase.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Boscov's department store returned to its former spot in Baltimore on Friday as an anchor of White Marsh Mall. A newly remodeled store opened at 10 a.m. in the 200,000-square-foot space that Boscov's left nearly four years ago. The regional chain is kicking off its return with a special, ticket-only preview day to benefit local nonprofit groups. The opening also will feature performances by the Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones. The family-owned retailer has distributed about 25,000 preview day tickets to local nonprofits, which are selling the $5 stubs and keeping the proceeds, a Boscov's spokeswoman said Thursday.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
Target, a Minneapolis-based discount department store chain, is planning to open a store in Westminster.A spokeswoman for Target Stores refused to confirm the chain's plans, but the Westminster Planning Commission has scheduled a staff briefing tonight on a plan labeled "proposed Target store" by the consulting engineers who submitted it for city review.The store is planned on part of a 100-acre site along Route 140 near Gorsuch Road. Westminster Nurseries Inc. owns the land and, the Church of the Open Door, an independent church, has a contract to buy the parcel.
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March 10, 1993
Burglars steal 14 guns from Westminster storeBurglars broke into Albert's Hardware store in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. Sunday and removed 14 handguns from a case within the store, Westminster police reported yesterday.The weapons were new and used revolvers and semiautomatic weapons, police reported. Store owner Ruth Rammes told police the loss in the break-in totaled $3,489.Ms. Rammes declined to comment on the theft yesterday, and city police officials would not release specific information about any of the stolen weapons.
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June 17, 1997
Two men were charged Saturday in the theft of lawn tractors in the Westminster area, state police said.The men were stopped in a pickup truck behind a church off Old Westminster Pike shortly after a report of a theft in progress at Tractor Supply Co. about 6 a.m.Troopers were aided by a motorist who was following a Ford pickup with two tractors in its bed. The tractors, each with an estimated value of $1,000, sustained severe damage during the theft from...
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November 18, 1990
WESTMINSTER - County residents with family or friends stationed in the Persian Gulf can visit Montgomery Ward & Co. at Cranberry Mall to videotape messages for them.A room set up to resemble a living room is available for tapings whenever the store is open, said store manager Ann Mutmansky.The company is providing a camcorder, television, videocassette recorder, tapes and mailing materials at no charge, she said.Montgomery Ward is providing the same equipment to service people in the gulf and will pay postage for them to send the tapes to their family and friends, she said.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1997
Lowe's Cos. Inc. is asking city government to rezone a 16-acre parcel along Westminster's busy Route 140 corridor to accommodate a "superstore" that would replace its 4-year-old building supplies operation near Englar Road.The North Carolina-based retailer filed a request last week to rezone a site behind Weis Markets, east of Malcolm Drive and north of Route 140, for business use. The property, owned by Church of the Open Door, is zoned for single-family houses on quarter-acre lots.Rezoning approval would clear the way for Lowe's to replace its 65,000-square-foot store at 200 Clifton Blvd.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Boscov's department store returned to its former spot in Baltimore on Friday as an anchor of White Marsh Mall. A newly remodeled store opened at 10 a.m. in the 200,000-square-foot space that Boscov's left nearly four years ago. The regional chain is kicking off its return with a special, ticket-only preview day to benefit local nonprofit groups. The opening also will feature performances by the Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones. The family-owned retailer has distributed about 25,000 preview day tickets to local nonprofits, which are selling the $5 stubs and keeping the proceeds, a Boscov's spokeswoman said Thursday.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | December 9, 2005
A double shooting Wednesday night in Westminster left a Carroll County man dead and a Baltimore man in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery yesterday, Maryland State Police said. Donnie D. Bowman, 43, of the 100 block of West Main St., Westminster, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was the first homicide victim in Carroll County in more than two years, police said. Bowman was a passenger in a 1992 Honda Accord driven by Lamont Dew, 39, of Clover Road in Baltimore.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 24, 2005
A former assistant manager for the Shoppers Food Warehouse store in Westminster pleaded guilty to a theft scheme yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court and was ordered to repay the company for 2,549 hours of leave for which he was paid but to which he was not entitled, said Senior Assistant State's Attorney Melissa O. Hockensmith. John Lawrence Helt, 45, of Frederick received a suspended three-year sentence from Judge J. Barry Hughes, who ordered that Helt repay $51,371.01. If he repays the money within a year, the judge said he would give Helt probation before judgment, which would eliminate the conviction from his otherwise clean record.
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August 15, 2004
Office Depot opens on Englar Road in Westminster Office Depot held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday for its store at 402 A Englar Road in Westminster. Local officials welcomed the store and heard about the company's community outreach programs. The store is donating $500 each to Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, the Carroll County Public Library to reach disadvantaged children, and Carroll County Food Sunday food bank. Also, 120 backpacks with school supplies will be donated to Carroll County public schools for at-risk children.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2003
Gil A. DeWitt, who manages Littman Jewelers in Westminster's TownMall, can hardly wait for the new Boscov's store to open. His store has spent $300,000 on renovations and expansions in anticipation of the 16-year-old mall's biggest addition ever. "I'm as excited as can be," said DeWitt. "I'm 50 feet from the entrance, and everyone and their brother is going to come by my store." Motorists on Route 140 can get a glimpse of the new Boscov's through a gigantic glass window above its entrance, where a brightly lighted chandelier built into a wall of mirrors can be seen.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 23, 2002
YOU DON'T HAVE to travel to New York to find window displays and storefronts that lure you into the holiday spirit. Many windows in Westminster are enticing people of all ages to linger, to dream and, yes, to shop. Since 1985, the city has awarded the Mayor's Cup to the business whose storefront best incorporates its products and the holiday spirit. Businesses have rallied for the competition by creating windows that are everything from wacky to grand. This year's competition was no exception.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 29, 2002
Maryland State Police are searching for a man who robbed the High's convenience store on Route 140 in Westminster on Monday afternoon. The man, his face partially covered with a bandanna, entered the store shortly after 3 p.m., brandished a handgun and demanded money, police said. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran from the store toward Hahn Road. The robber was described as a black man in his early 20s, dressed in dark baggy jeans, a blue shirt and knit hat. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-386- 3000.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2003
Gil A. DeWitt, who manages Littman Jewelers in Westminster's TownMall, can hardly wait for the new Boscov's store to open. His store has spent $300,000 on renovations and expansions in anticipation of the 16-year-old mall's biggest addition ever. "I'm as excited as can be," said DeWitt. "I'm 50 feet from the entrance, and everyone and their brother is going to come by my store." Motorists on Route 140 can get a glimpse of the new Boscov's through a gigantic glass window above its entrance, where a brightly lighted chandelier built into a wall of mirrors can be seen.
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August 15, 2004
Office Depot opens on Englar Road in Westminster Office Depot held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday for its store at 402 A Englar Road in Westminster. Local officials welcomed the store and heard about the company's community outreach programs. The store is donating $500 each to Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, the Carroll County Public Library to reach disadvantaged children, and Carroll County Food Sunday food bank. Also, 120 backpacks with school supplies will be donated to Carroll County public schools for at-risk children.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2002
Boscov's, the long-awaited retail anchor for TownMall in Westminster, unmasked itself officially yesterday to an assembly of about 20 city and county officials, as well as mall executives who hailed it as just what the mall needs to keep shoppers in Carroll County, while creating at least 400 jobs. "We're delighted to be here," said Albert R. Boscov, patriarch of the family-owned department store chain, who announced the company's arrival from a podium in the mall in front of the former Montgomery Ward space that Boscov's will take over.
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